Test patterns are a delightfully arcane thing, originally created to solve an extinct problem – analog video signal fidelity. In the primordial days of television, a set was adjusted through an elaborate set of small knobs – brightness, contrast, vertical … Continue reading Test Pattern Night Thread
I. Love. Gifs. Seeing things in motion really makes me happy. But we all have those gifs that we love but never seem to have the right time or place for. Now is the time. Here is place. Show … Continue reading Gifs You Don’t Get to Use Enough
Antarctica, nineteen-eightysomething The scientists of American research outpost #47 were feeling celebratory. A discovery in the ice of a large organic creature, frozen for potentially centuries was going to make them all famous and rich. Or so they thought. The … Continue reading Werewolf 47: The Thing Sign Ups
Do you have a question about anything in pop culture, whether real-world or in-universe? Is Google failing you? Ask here to see if your fellow Avocados can help clear things up for you. This is open to questions of any … Continue reading Pop Culture Reference Desk – It’s the 4th One! Why Am I Even Counting?
Like most people who have sat down to watch an episode of The Simpsons, I have enjoyed the character of Apu, the friendly owner of the Kwik-E-Mart who has been around on the series almost since its beginning. He’s lovable. He’s … Continue reading Should We Be Ashamed of Ourselves for Liking Apu?
Hello, welcome to this week’s edition of ASOIAF/GOT Talk. This week, we’ll be exploring a theory of mine that I believe has a lot of merit. I’ve seen other people bring this up, so it’s not just me that thinks. … Continue reading ASOIAF/GOT Talk: Did Littlefinger cause Robert’s Rebellion?
This is part two in an ongoing series of short fiction. Part one can be found here. A chill met my cheek as I awoke to the sensation of a dozen screws twisting in my skull. The contents inside my … Continue reading At the Mountains of Man-Ass, Part II Can Do, But Deader Is Better
Series spanning running jokes are among my favourite things about current television. Although many shows, especially in the 80s and 90s, had running jokes their deployment nowadays tends to be more pointed. Arrested Development in many ways started this trend … Continue reading The Art of the Running Joke
From the creators of Gilmore Girls and Bunheads (and The Return of Jezebel James, I guess), comes The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel stars Rachel Brosnahan (House of Cards) as Miriam “Midge” Maisel, a 1958 New York City woman who has … Continue reading Spoil Sports: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Jeopardy! recap for Thur., Nov. 30 – Lisa took control with a fine performance in a Mozart category and was on the edge of a runaway when she found DD3 with one other $2,000 clue remaining. Lisa wagered just enough … Continue reading Jeopardy! recap for Thur., Nov. 30
Author’s Note: this is an excerpt from a sci-fi novel I’ve been chipping away at for a while. Aiden was inside one of the hangars underneath the inbound runway and minutes on foot from the undisclosed vessel when the last … Continue reading Aiden-James, Vectonaut
Hi everyone! Last year I asked everyone for their favorite songs of the year and mixed them all together into six CD length mixes. You can listen to them here: https://www.mixcloud.com/rambamthankyoumaam/ It was a lot of songs, and took quite … Continue reading The Avocado MegaMix 2017: Submit your Top Ten Songs
To set the scene: Imagine late in the evening on a hot July night in 2014, I was spending the summer half living out of two apartments, I was running a fever of around 102, and hardly slept most … Continue reading Artist Spotlight, Comics – Russell Dauterman on The Mighty Thor
As we’re about to have our Avocado anniversary, it’s about time for another State of the Channel address. By which I mean…it’s time for another State of the Channel address! Before I get started, let me speak for all of … Continue reading State of the Avocado – 11/30/17
Paul Walker, an actor probably most well known for the Fast and Furious movies, died tragically on this day in 2013. I’ll just say that it was heartbreaking and so sad. Have a wonderful day and live each day to the fullest! Continue reading Paul Walker Day Thread (11/30)
Back on the old site, I wrote a few articles following a rewatch of the Marvel Cinamatic Universe. Here are those articles again. Title: Avengers: Age of Ultron Director: Joss Whedon Writer(s): Joss Whedon Characters created by: Stan Lee, Jack … Continue reading Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase Two Rewatch: Avengers: Age of Ultron
This week’s thread features the Punisher, fresh off a pretty successful Netflix series, if I do say so myself. I also have a little discussion question for us, not related to the Punisher. This is the last week of the … Continue reading Weekly Comics Thread
Sometimes we need to talk about some things. This is a phenomenally caring and kind group, and we do a pretty good job of looking out for each other. Welcome to the weekly mental health thread for Avocados. Feel free … Continue reading Mental Health Thread 11.30.17
Happy Thursday, friends! What games are you playing and what do you think of them? Bonus prompt: what is your favorite sidequest in a game? Discuss 🙂 Continue reading Weekly Games Thread #2 is Buying The Farm
Well, here we are. Let us once again stare into the maw of utter indifference as our ‘leaders’ blithely ignore the common peoples’ concerns or basic human decency. Men in power in entertainment, politics, and journalism continue to be revealed … Continue reading The Thursday Politics Thread Gazes Into The Abyss (Again)
Hey folks! This is the 29th episode of our community’s gaming podcast, where The Kappa, SewerRatPumpkinPie, Wolfman Jew, and I discussed the depiction of video games in other media, movie adaptations of video games, and cartoons based on gaming … Continue reading Episode #29: A Polite Carjacking